Muscle memory is a powerful tool. How powerful? It’s strong enough that a practiced performer can still execute the exact same routine years later, and it will almost be second nature.
It’s not like An Ha Lim, a master card manipulator from South Korea, hasn’t been practicing. But his iconic routine is still just as dazzling today as it was when it won him the Stage Competition at the International Brotherhood of Magicians and Society of American Magicians Combined Convention in 2008.
Don’t believe it? Here he is performing at Le Plus Cabaret du Monde in 2009.
And here he is now, still putting on a clinic as part of the Impossivel TV show.
The moves are still slick and the grin to the audience is still a charmer.